Oh Mama ... Perinatal Integrative Healthcare: Birth Practitioner Guide to Holistic Maternal/Neonatal Wellness (Paperback)
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A definitive guidebook to natural health wellness for the maternity journey
Oh Mama is the ground-breaking handbook for Birth Practitioners overviewing perinatal integrative medicine (holistic maternal/fetal/neonatal wellness). It outlines all the major naturopathic maternity health therapies covering: pre-conception, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and the neonate.
While written for clinicians, Oh Mama is still highly readable for expectant mothers-to-be as a succinct guide to integrative medicine relating to pregnancy, childbirth, the postnatal period, and newborns.
For anyone seeking awareness of all the natural health options available during the maternity journey, Oh Mama is the definitive, go-to encyclopedic-style international reference resource.
Oh Mama is divided into four topic areas:
- Overview of Therapeutic Modalities and their wellness-supportive properties during the maternity journey. Includes acupuncture/acupressure/moxibustion, Ayurvedic Indian herbalism, Bach's flower essences, Bowen therapy, chiropractic, essential oil/aromatherapy, homeopathy, hypnotherapy (incl hypnobirthing), massage, osteopathy, reflexology, reiki, shiatsu, tissue cell-salts, traditional Chinese medicine, and Western herbal medicine.
- The Antepartum. Pre-conception wellness preparation, natural alternative remedies for common minor discomforts of pregnancy, natural complementary therapies for complex medical complications of pregnancy, and the naturopathic essentials of birth preparation.
- The Intrapartum. Holistic support of natural labour to achieve normal birth, plus complementary remedies for complex obstetric complications. Including the five Birth-Rite must-haves, First Stage Labour (latent, active and advanced-active transitional), Second Stage Birth, and Third Stage Placenta.
- The Postpartum. Comprehensive directory of supportive remedies for both maternal and neonatal health and unhealth.
About the Author
Kathy Fray is a midwife who has been New Zealand's #1 bestselling maternity author since 2005, a country recognized as leading in maternal healthcare. She is a global thought leader on Perinatal Integrative Medicine, i.e. holistic maternal/fetal/neonatal wellness. Kathy is also managing director of MothersWise.com, an online Prenatal Education curriculum, and founding director of IIMHCO (Intl Integrative Maternity HealthCare Org).